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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Model Measure

November 23, 2009, 6:34 AM
A magazine featuring the tallest model ever to be a cover girl hits shelves this week. “A US model measuring 205cm is set to feature on the cover of Australian men's magazine Zoo Weekly. The model — Eve — appears on the cover of the magazine's current issue alongside a 162cm-tall Australian model. ‘No other magazine has put a woman who's nearly 7ft tall on the cover,’ editor Paul Merrill said. ‘We had ... her bikini specially made, but it was worth it.’” The images show the smaller model (wearing stacked platforms) barely reaching up to Eve’s armpit. The images are like a perception test and it looks like one of the girls has simply been photo-shopped into the frame although the magazine insists the proportions are genuine.

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